NTSB Identification: LAX06LA108B
Accident occurred Saturday, February 11, 2006 in Sacramento, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/29/2007
Aircraft: Cessna 172P, registration: N54661
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A taxiing Cessna 172N collided with this airplane that was stationary in the run-up area. The pilot of the Cessna 172N positioned himself behind this airplane in the run up area. He completed his checklists, and requested takeoff clearance. He received permission to taxi into position and hold on the runway, and added power to taxi around this airplane. He said he failed to realize the close proximity of his airplane's left wing to this airplane's rudder. His airplane's wing tip collided with the this airplane's rudder and vertical stabilizer.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the failure of the pilot of the other airplane to maintain an adequate clearance from obstacles while taxiing.

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